Governor Janet Mills has directed her Administration to take the steps necessary to distribute the $60 million in storm relief as soon as the money becomes statutorily available.

$50 million of the funding will be distributed in grants by the Maine Department of Transportation through the Maine Infrastructure Adaptation Fund, which was created by the Mills Administration and the Legislature in 2021. $10 million in funding, added by the Legislature to the Governor’s original proposal, will be distributed to small businesses by the Department of Economic and Community Development through the Business Resilience and Recovery Fund.

The Governor directed Transportation Commissioner Bruce Van Note and Marine Resources Commissioner Pat Keliher, and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Heather Johnson to design and make public applications for grant funding as soon as possible. MaineDOT and DMR expect to have applications available by May 9 and DECD expects to have applications available by May 16.

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